Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mod Podge Transfer Art

Hello, my name is Carmella and I am addicted to Mod Podge.....

I have to say that this post would not be made possible without an awesome blog that I found a few weeks ago, Life Without Whiteout.

Ginger from Life Without Whiteout made this adorable canvas art for her "little helper"
I learned so much from this post and wanted to try my hand at making a little Mod Podge canvas art myself...Ginger's complete instructions are HERE , you will want to check these out to see how it's really done!

I wanted to make my daughter a new painting for her room, with all of this talk about the new baby, I wanted her to know how special she will always be to me

I started this project with a picture of my sweet girl taken by my friend at Bird's Eye Photography

Using Picnik, I cropped the picture and turned it into a pencil sketch

Then I printed it out on regular printer paper and covered the entire image in Mod Podge

I then turned the image "face" down...hehehe onto the canvas and smoothed it out

After it dried completely (I gave it about 2 hours) I used a sponge to wet the back of the paper and began to scrape away the paper

I kept removing the paper until the image was the only thing left on the canvas
Like this....

Now time to finish....

I used my trusty Cricut to cut stencils....all I had to do was think about my sweet little girl and all the things I love about her

I continued stenciling down the canvas using pink and purple acrylic paints until it was all finished.......

I think it turned out great...and I think it will be a nice surprise for her when she gets home from school today!

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  1. WOW! That is ridiculously CREATIVE!!
    Great Job and I know she will LOVE IT! Thanks for linking back! :)

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW! I do'nt even have words for how much I love this project! I had no idea you could use Mod Podge that way [I'm an addict too]...and what a sweet, personal, gorgeous piece of decor!

  3. I love this - I didn't know you could transfer images this way! Hmmm, wheels are turning in my head!

  4. This is so great! Wonderful job Carmella!

  5. What a cool project. Your daughter is beautiful. Bet she was thrilled to see her new artwork.

    Tks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

  6. Wow! I am newly addicted to Mod Podge transfers, but I've only done words. I LOVE what you did with your daughter's portrait. And all of your words for her are lovely :) I bet she went nuts for it! Thanks so much for sharing this. I hopped over from the party at A to Z and I can't wait to visit again!

  7. Wow! I love, love, love this idea! It turned out so great. I can't wait to try and make one of my own now. I had no idea you could do that with Mod Podge. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. This is beautiful! I love it - very unique!

  9. Hi, Carmella! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)

  10. Yay! You came! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  11. she will treasure this till she's old and gray, and even beyond. Great job Mom!!

  12. AMAZING!! that about sums it up for me. thanks she is going to be soooooo happy!

  13. okay, time to order a gallon of Mod-Podge... I wanna do this too. Great idea, thanks for sharing.

  14. Beautiful! Love the idea of turning it into a pencil sketch before transferring it. Well done! ~~Robyne

  15. Wow! I had no idea you could do transfers with Mod Podge!! I'm totally going to try this soon, maybe for Father's Day if I can find the right picture!

    Laura @ Come Together Kids

  16. oh man! I love that photo transfer idea. I will have to try it. glad I found you.


  17. Um.. this is BRILLIANT!!! I am SO doing this of each of my kids! Thank you so much for sharing!! :) I totally pinned this on my crafts to try board! I cant wait to do it!!

  18. I found this blog whilst looking for gel medium transfer instructions, and....wow. Just wow.

    If I'd come home from school to find this on my wall as a little girl, I'd have remembered the moment forever. It just exudes love and appreciation of your daughter. I'm sure she'll treasure it for the rest of her life.

    I know it's long after the event, but how did she react? :-)

    Velvet at www.crafting-chaos.co.uk

  19. Thanks! I forgot how to do this and loved it in high school, I'm going to get to workin on it now that I know how again!

  20. i tried and could not get my image to stick :(


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